Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thoroughly Thankful Thursday, Week 6: Let us rejoice and be glad

It may sound strange, but this week I'm thankful for losing sleep. Most people look forward to gaining an hour of sleep when Daylight Savings Time ends, and I was one of them. It occurred to me the last week in October, however, that since Emily and Erin are far too young to read a clock, it was unlikely that we would be sleeping any later than normal this past Sunday.

I was right. Just as I'd expected, I heard happy morning baby sounds from the monitor at 5:13 am. I dragged myself out of bed and started the day, feeling more than a little resentful. Predictably, about two hours later, I was feeling pretty good about having gotten up and going so early. The next day started the same way, as did the next and the next - a twinge of annoyance, followed by relief.

It wasn't until this morning that I remembered my prayers last week to be able to wake up earlier. "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad," started playing in my head. I may be tired, but staggering out of bed just an hour earlier makes a big difference every day. So today, I'm thankful for lost sleep. I'm also thankful for my beautiful baby girls, my loving husband, power, heat, the means to buy groceries and gas, the roof overhead and the walls that surround us, clothes that fit, good friends, and loving family.

What are you thankful for this week? Link up your post below or share in the comments!

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